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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The USAID/Mali Mission plays an integral role in the Malian Ministry of Education's 10-year development plan (PRODEC). Consequently, they requested an organization to assist in improving school-based teacher training and increasing community and parent participation within schools.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is a new partner for World Education Mali. As UNICEF is one of the major contributors to development in Mali, World Education is pleased with the opportunity to work with UNICEF. UNICEF's focus is on children's rights, their development, and survival. World Education implements the Basic Education and Equity Program with funding from UNICEF.

Batonga Foundation

Batonga was founded by singer Angelique Kidjo. The foundation focuses on giving girls a secondary school and higher education so they can take the lead in improving Africa. Batonga intervenes through school construction, scholarships, advocacy, mentoring, and training programs. In collaboration with World Education, Batonga supports 75 girls in the Kidal region of Mali through a scholarship and mentoring program.

Local NGOs

World Education partners with local NGOs to fulfill its mission. In the vision of World Education, an integral part of development is building the capacity of local people and institutions to provide better services. Organizations listed below are some of World Education's current and past partners that have helped World Education by promoting community participation in education through the establishment of and support to Parents' Associations, Mothers' Associations, and School Management Committees:
  • Groupe de Recherches et d'Applications Techniques (GRAT): GRAT was established in 1980 and focus on research, information, training, and implementation of development projects. They intervene in multiple sectors, including: agriculture, water, and resource management; fishing and farming; health and education trainings; production (from natural resources to refined goods); domestic energy; and renewable resources. World Education worked with GRAT on the IQEA program.
  • Aide à l'Enfant du Désert et du Sahel (AEDS): AEDS was established in 1997. Based in Kidal, they work in the regions of Gao and Kidal. Their focus is on economic development, in particular, the sustainability of small initiative start-ups. They intervene in numerous sectors, including: agriculture and herding, training and education, water and resource management, and health and social affairs. World Education worked with AEDS on the IQEA program, and continues to work with them on AGSP.
  • Association Malienne pour la Survie au Sahel (AMSS): AMSS was established in 1991. AMSS is based in Timbuktu and works closely with local political authorities and communities to support community-based initiatives promoting the socioeconomic development of the region. Their sectors of intervention are: agriculture and herding, health and social affairs, training and education, and water and resource management. World Education worked with AMSS on the IQEA program and continues to work with them on AGSP.
  • Sahel Etudes Actions pour le Développement (SEAD): SEAD was established in 1988, is based in Gao, and works for the economic and social development of that region. SEAD intervenes in the following sectors: agriculture and herding, water and resource management, health, and education. World Education worked with SEAD on the IQEA program, and continues to work with them on AGSP.
  • Groupe Action pour le Développement (GRAD): GRAD was established in 1988; the organization works with peripheral populations, particularly those who depend on agriculture and herding, and also in the empowerment of women. GRAD is also a research organization, conducting studies in socioeconomic tendencies. World Education worked with GRAD on the IQEA program.
  • Oeuvre Malienne d'Aide à l'Enfance du Sahel (OMAES): OMAES was established in 1982 and focuses on promoting the rights of children and families. OMAES works in the sectors of health, education, environment, decentralization, microfinance, and advocacy. World Education worked with OMAES on the IQEA program.

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